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September 02, 2014

The Tuesday Roundup: Energy drink or detergent bottle? And more

This week's roundup of interesting bike links starts with an unfortunate incident in Norway.


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On first day of school, politicos, police and PBOT raise safety message

PBOT, the police, and politicians are raising awareness of back-to-school traffic safety today.


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Inspiration of the Day: Bike Computing

  Bike Commute Challenge has kicked off and things are already heating up. Cascade Web Development (pictured above) are throwing down against BrandLive! Cascade Web Development […]

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It’s Coming….

… and we couldn’t wait to tell you. Cielo by Chris King and River City Bicycles are teaming up for an offer that’s too good to […]

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September 01, 2014

Bike Lights: How to See & Be Seen

Biking in the summer often involves sun and warm temperatures. Yet fall is just around the corner with it’s accompanying cooler temps and shorter days. Shorter […]

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A Labor Day treat: the lovely new bike-walk-run mural at the Doubletree

It's a beautiful celebration of Portlanders' love of physical activity.


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August 29, 2014

Comment of the Week: A little perspective on city rankings

Like best-guitarist-of-all-time rankings, best-bike-city rankings are mostly just for fun. But in a week when Portland reportedly got a serious demotion from the granddaddy of bike rankings, reader MaxD’s reaction probably spoke for a lot of us. Here it is: I am going to ride across the WIllamette, down Front>Kittredge>30> Saltzman where I will ride Read More »


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Safety advocates win on Clinton: city installs barricades during Division detour

A 4 pm ride on Clinton this afternoon will be changed from a protest to a celebration.


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Portland Rides In Style: A Nice Bag

Guest blogger, Tanja Olson of Tanja Olson Images, has brought us some photos from the street. Once a month Tanja will be sharing her street scenes of Portland’s bike-riding […]

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BTA throws weight behind five new greenways east of 205

Of the five new advocacy campaigns we’re examining this week, the only one that’s almost certain to succeed is east of Interstate 205.


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Member Profile: Perry Fellman

Have you moved to Portland recently? Wondering how to get involved in local bike advocacy but aren’t sure where to start? Then follow Perry Fellman’s lead […]

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Jobs of the Week

Looking for your next professional adventure? Two opportunities were added to our Job Listings this week.


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August 28, 2014

Magazine demotes Portland to nation’s #4 bike city

Ouch.


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Bikes, Beers, & Bands: The Handmade Bike & Beer Festival

Oregon is home to many great things. Great coffee. Great beer. Great food. Great outdoors. And, of course, great bikes. Did you know that Oregon has […]

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Get pumped: The 2014 Bike Commute Challenge kicks off next week

September is your best chance to get your co-workers to give biking a shot.


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Community demands change as SE Clinton remains in the spotlight

SE Clinton is attracting a lot of attention these days. Here's an update on the latest actions.


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Are You Commute Committed? Be Entered to Win a REN Cycles Bike When Your Commute Rate is 100% in the Bike Commute Challenge

This Bike Commute Challenge, we’re upping the ante. Every Bike Commute Challenge participant who has a 100% commute rate through the bikecommutechallenge.com website will automatically be […]

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Get Entered to Win a Trek Allant from Bike Gallery When You Join the BTA During Bike Commute Challenge

Each September, we host a month-long challenge to get more people on bikes more often. Whether you are biking for the first time or for your […]

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Meet Determined Bike Commuter, JJ!

Sometimes, it can be a challenge to decide to start biking to work, especially if your commute is over 20 miles each way. This didn’t stop […]

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Prizes? Oh, We’ve Got Prizes

Maybe you commute by bicycle year round or maybe you’re just getting started? Regardless of your experience, everyone can participate in the Bike Commute Challenge! This […]

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August 27, 2014

Inspiration of the Day: Morning Commute

  This photo of her serene ride was brought to you by Christy from DMC Dental from her first day of commuting. What a great view […]

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Biking Skills- Looking Behind You

When operating any type of vehicle, it’s important to communicate with other road-users around you. As a bicyclist, communication is essential to keeping your vulnerability to […]

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August 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 05, 2014

Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer - Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider - Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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May 08, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Aftermass

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.8MB) Tori, Alon and new host Jocelyn Gaudi speak with Joe Biel and Sara Stout, discussing bicycle advocacy and bike fun in the context of the Critical Mass movement. Joe’s documentary “Aftermass” about Critical Mass in Portland (and its demise) will screen in Portland on May 23rd.

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May 04, 2014

A Portland Plan Take on the Twenties Bikeway

There’s a great deal of controversy around the question of whether or not parking removal on NE/SE 28th Ave should be part of the solution for the 20s bikeway. At the moment PBOT is leaning toward not removing parking, which means no dedicated bikeway in this section of the project (roughly between Oregon and Stark […]

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April 26, 2014

How Well Do Protected Bike Lanes Work?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Speaker: Professor’s Chris Monsere and Jennifer Dill, Portland State University Topics: Highlights from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities When: Friday, May 2, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Cycling is on the rise across the U.S. and its popularity has grown beyond the usual […]

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April 21, 2014

Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

I’ve been a member of City Club for years (more than two decades actually) and a few years ago I mounted a small campaign to get them to put pressure on the Sentinel Hotel, where they meet for their Friday Forums (then known as the Governor Hotel), to add some quality bicycle parking (there are […]

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April 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Elly Blue

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book “Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy” (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women’s bicycle movement and a wide range of […]

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